Help After the Races Find its Permanent Home
On New Years Eve, our landlord delivered the news that the farm ATR calls home will be placed on the market soon. ATR has been renting farms for over 12 years, but we have truly felt “at home” on this property for the last six years. We are launching this campaign to SAVE OUR HOME and preserve a permanent location for racehorses in need upon their retirement from racing.
This is certainly a large-scale fundraiser with a very short deadline. The land owner is asking $1,400,000 for the property. To purchase this farm, or another should we not reach our goal in time, ATR will need to raise at least $800,000 to have a reasonable mortgage payment. Between what ATR had set aside for a property and just a few early donors, we have already raised $110,000, but we are in need of much more help to save our home and our program.
In addition to providing a PERMANENT home for ATR, purchasing a property will open up possibilities for expansion to include a dedicated rehabilitation facility for racehorses recovering from track related injuries. ATR would also be able to implement an internship program to promote education of future generations of horsemen and women. Both programs would only continue to benefit more horses over the years.
**Note: donations are coming in offline as well. To see the total raised with those included, you can visit https://www.aftertheraces.org/savethefarm
**Also if you'd like to donate via mail and save on fees, checks can be mailed to After the Races, 3168 Telegraph Rd, Elkton, MD 21921.